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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: TEK delayed (again)
 

TEK delayed (again)

Posted by Tim Fountain on 16:17, 15/4/2002 | ,
 
Artex's "definite" TEK release date of April 15th (that's today) appears to have slipped. In a press release sent out this afternoon, Jan Klose explains that the game itself is finished but the installer and manual are still being polished off.

People who pre-ordered the strategy game will shortly receive details on how to make payment, and the game itself should start appearing towards the end of this month or the start of May. To try and keep the fans happy, Artex have put up a rather nice looking rendered TEK picture (1024x768) for use as a desktop backdrop.

The game can still be pre-ordered for £30, and apparently there's a "special gift" for anyone who orders before April 29th.
 
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87322, posted at 17:54, 15/4/2002
Unregistered user Ah, poop.
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Guest Message #87323, posted at 23:47, 15/4/2002, in reply to message #87322
Unregistered user Suprise.
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Guest Message #87324, posted at 13:27, 16/4/2002, in reply to message #87323
Unregistered user "The time has come! 15 April 02. Release date. Definitely."

Why does this not surprise me?
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John Hoare Message #87325, posted at 15:27, 16/4/2002, in reply to message #87324
Unregistered user It doesn't really matter though, does it? As long as I can buy it at Wakefield, there's no problem!
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Jonathan Atherton Message #87326, posted at 17:30, 16/4/2002, in reply to message #87325
Unregistered user Give the Artex guys a break. I'm sure it will be out fairly soon so no need to worry. As long as we see it at Wakefield then I'm not bothered.
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Jan Klose Message #87327, posted at 15:22, 17/4/2002, in reply to message #87326
Unregistered user Phew! :)
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Simon Challands Message #87328, posted at 17:38, 17/4/2002, in reply to message #87327
Unregistered user This sounds like it could be another "Intimidate Jan" Wakefield :-)

Just remembering a couple of years ago when he turned around to see a bunch of people who had just turned around to look at him. He looked slightly shocked :-) And I never did hear about all those irritating pointless little niggling points about Exodus I brought up.

Here's hoping I've not scared Jan off coming! I might not be this year, since I'm pretty broke, but I would like to get my hands on TEK. Time will tell.
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Jan Klose Message #87329, posted at 19:16, 17/4/2002, in reply to message #87328
Unregistered user "Just remembering a couple of years ago when he turned around to see a bunch of people who had just turned around to look at him. He looked slightly shocked :-)"

That's my usual expression and has nothing to do with being angry or shocked! :-) I'll try to smile even more this time.

"And I never did hear about all those irritating pointless little niggling points about Exodus I brought up."

So that was you! :-) I always wanted to do an "Exodus II" - but, well, if the Artex people have learned one thing during the last years, then it's "never try to do two projects at once"...
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John Hoare Message #87330, posted at 19:42, 17/4/2002, in reply to message #87329
Unregistered user Exodus II? Yes please! Can't see it happening though... :-( That's one game I played for ages...
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Simon Challands Message #87331, posted at 22:18, 17/4/2002, in reply to message #87330
Unregistered user All I can say about an Exodus II is that I imagine quite a lot of people will want you to do one. Not me, though. The first one kept me up for too many very late nights as it was! Great game.
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Guest Message #87332, posted at 08:23, 18/4/2002, in reply to message #87331
Unregistered user Try stealing some ideas from Pax Imperia : Eminent Domain on the peecee, putting them with the good aspects of Exodus and then bingo, a great 4x space strategy.

TB.
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Andrew Weston Message #87333, posted at 09:45, 18/4/2002, in reply to message #87332
Unregistered user What would Exodus II be like?

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Andrew Weston Message #87334, posted at 09:46, 18/4/2002, in reply to message #87333
Unregistered user Hmm, now I think back I had a few discs of a PD game I wrote when I went to Wakefield. I didn't give one to Jan in case he laughed.
I did give one to somebody to the visible horror of an ally :o
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87335, posted at 15:43, 18/4/2002, in reply to message #87334
Unregistered user Just make sure you release that play-without-any-time-limits-or-anything patch for Exodus I :)
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Jonathan Atherton Message #87336, posted at 17:45, 18/4/2002, in reply to message #87335
Unregistered user Yes I would love an Exodus2. I seem to remember the closing sequence to Exodus making somesort of reference to an Exodus2. Actually the closing sequence to Exodus was really cool. I remeber laughing when it told me how many times I used my bombers. 127 times! Ha ha I always did rule with an Ironfist. To be honest I think Exodus is probably the best native Risc OS game ever! I remember the time it came out, I was still fairly new to RISC OS and I had never seen a game like it. I remember showing a couple of PC owning friends the game and their Jaws dropped. The only thing I didn't like about Exodus was the space combat system. Artex should have done something like the ground combat system instead. To be honest I'm yet to see a game that impressed me as much as Exodud did all those years ago. Oh happy memories....
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Simon Challands Message #87337, posted at 19:10, 18/4/2002, in reply to message #87336
Unregistered user Well, they've (almost) got TEK. That could be the ground combat system for Exodus II :)
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87338, posted at 19:27, 18/4/2002, in reply to message #87337
Unregistered user Texodus?
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Andrew Weston Message #87339, posted at 08:51, 19/4/2002, in reply to message #87338
Unregistered user No cotton' pickin' son-of-a-gun way! Ye-ha!
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John Hoare Message #87340, posted at 11:13, 20/4/2002, in reply to message #87339
Unregistered user Sexodus?

I shall leave now.
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Guest Message #87341, posted at 14:31, 20/4/2002, in reply to message #87340
Unregistered user Take your smut and leave it in the Icon Bar playpen please.
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Guest Message #87342, posted at 09:15, 22/4/2002, in reply to message #87341
Unregistered user Yikes :p

I still insist that if you have a peecee card or indeed a peecee you try to find Pax Imperia : Eminent Domain in the bottom of a bargain bin somewhere. While it had flaws (no personality what so ever, no ground combat and extremely lame diplomacy), the space combat and ship designing sections were unparalleled.

TB.
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John Hoare Message #87343, posted at 15:16, 23/4/2002, in reply to message #87342
Unregistered user I would hardly call "Sexodous" smut. I didn't realise that anybody could be that upset with the word sex... does the word "knickers" upset you too?
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Guest Message #87344, posted at 16:22, 23/4/2002, in reply to message #87343
Unregistered user Does the word 'nob-head' bother you?
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Jonathan Atherton Message #87345, posted at 17:09, 23/4/2002, in reply to message #87344
Unregistered user Do the words grow up bother either of you?
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John Hoare Message #87346, posted at 17:20, 23/4/2002, in reply to message #87345
Unregistered user They do. I'm not deliberatly trying to cause a fuss; it's just I genuinely don't see what the problem is with "Sexodous" - it's hardly offensive. I mean, I don't expect to have to censor myself that much!
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Guest Message #87347, posted at 18:02, 23/4/2002, in reply to message #87346
Unregistered user At least I'm not afraid of identifying myself, man o'filth.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87348, posted at 18:40, 23/4/2002, in reply to message #87347
Unregistered user ...so we see...
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John Hoare Message #87349, posted at 18:57, 23/4/2002, in reply to message #87348
Unregistered user Honestly... I wish people would leave the confusing posts to me :-)

I don't suppose anyone has a copy of TEK yet? I suppose the start of April is more likely.
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Jason Togneri Message #87350, posted at 19:42, 23/4/2002, in reply to message #87349
Unregistered user Erm, the start of April was three weeks ago... you meant the start of May I presume? Anyway I've preordered a copy of TEK and haven't even recieved my letter with payment details yet (as promised by Jan Klose) so I would be surprised if anyone has as of just now, recieved the game.

The annoying thing is that I have exams coming in May, then in the middle of June I'm off to Finland for three months (the land of no Acorn) so if I don't get a letter from Artex soon, or preferably a game, I'll have preordered a game that I won't be able to play until nearer christmas...

~ Jason
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Jonathan Atherton Message #87351, posted at 19:45, 23/4/2002, in reply to message #87350
Unregistered user I have to say I think the words "nob head" are far more offensive than "sexodus" I also wish people would use their name rather than Guest as it makes it impossible to follow a discussion or in this case arguement:-)
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